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Great Plains National Instructional Television Library

Overview
Works: 3,439 works in 4,569 publications in 1 language and 50,543 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Children's television programs  Drama  Educational television programs  Fiction  Hymns  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical films  Music videos 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PZ7, 791.4572
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Publications about Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
Publications by Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
Most widely held works about Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
 
Most widely held works by Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
Digging up dinosaurs by Aliki( visu )
14 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 749 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book Digging up dinosaurs, by Aliki. Host LeVar Burton sets off in his jeep to explore the mystery surrounding the life and death of the dinosaur
Gregory the terrible eater by Mitchell Sharmat( visu )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 530 libraries worldwide
A very picky eater, Gregory the goat refuses the usual goat diet staples of shoes and tin cans in favor of fruits, vegetables, eggs, and orange juice. Host LeVar Burton also visits a zoo to find out some surprising facts about the eating habits of goats and other animals
Bugs by Nancy Winslow Parker( visu )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
Bugs includes general information, jokes and descriptions of the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of a variety of common insects. Other segments include: LeVar visits Insect world: with the assistance of an entomologist LeVar discovers the uniqueness of a wide variety of bugs and insects at Cincinnati Zoo's Insect World ; See the migration of Monarch Butterflies: take a trip to the mountains in Mexico to find out where monarch butterflies go when they migrate for the winter
The day Jimmy's boa ate the wash by Trinka Hakes Noble( visu )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 447 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book the Day Jimmy's boa ate the wash, By Trinka Hakes Noble. Host LeVar Burton also visits a farm and a livestock fair, interviewing a man who greases a pig for a pig scramble
Germs make me sick ( visu )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
The book explains what germs are, how bacteria and viruses affect the human body, and how the body fights against them. Other segments include: Finding out about germs: LeVar uses a microscope to discover what germs really look like ; How your body fights germs: animation featuring the body's defense team works in action ; How bacteria can help: a visit to an organic farm illustrates how micro-organisms are important to growing food
Amazing grace with Bill Moyers by Michael Apted( visu )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 406 libraries worldwide
A reading of the book, "Amazing Grace" by Mary Hoffman leads into a discussion of stereotyping. LeVar interviews Whoopi Goldberg, where the topic of pursuing your own dreams is discussed
Paul Bunyan ( visu )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book Paul Bunyan, by Steven Kellogg. Deals with a forest fire, Smokey Bear, and woodsmen competitions. Shot on location in Maine and hosted by LeVar Burton
Chickens aren't the only ones ( visu )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
Chickens aren't the only animals that lay eggs. The featured book explains that many animals lay eggs and they are called oviparous. Other segments include: Which came first - the chicken or the egg?: LeVar goes to the Moyer Hatchery to ask the roosters & hens that question ; I'm breaking out: features a visit to an incubator room at the hatchery and a baby chick hatching from it's shell ; Loggerhead turtles: a turtle biologist joins LeVar to watch loggerhead turtles lay their eggs in the sand, later they return to watch the turtles hatch and make their way back to the ocean
Martha speaks ( visu )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of Susan Meddaugh's Martha speaks, in which Martha, the family dog, learns to speak after eating alphabet soup. A variety of dogs also appear. Reviewed books are "My puppy is born" by Joanna Cole, "Earth hounds, as explained by Professor Xargle" by Jeanne Willis, and "The night I followed th dog" by Nina Laden
Zin! zin! zin! : a violin by Lloyd Moss( visu )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Zin! zin! zin! : a violin, by Lloyd Moss, explores the melodious, rhythmical, mathematical groupings that make music fun. LeVar visits the Julliard School of Music and the percussion performers, STOMP. Books reviewed are Max found two sticks by Brian Pinkney, Meet the orchestra by Ann Hayes, and The maestro plays by Bill Martin jr
The milk makers ( visu )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Visits California's dairy country and features the book 'The milk makers', written and illustrated by Gail Gibbons, which explains how cows produce milk and how it is processed before being delivered to stores. Reviews books on related themes
Arthur's eyes by Marc Tolon Brown( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book Arthur's eyes, in which a boy shy about wearing glasses finds himself in some awkward scrapes. Also features a poem from Arnold Adoff's All the colors of the race, read by Maya Angelou. Animated
The adventures of taxi dog ( visu )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 295 libraries worldwide
A stray dog in New York City is adopted by a taxi driver, with whom he thereafter rides and shares adventures each day
Buried treasures ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
Digging up dinosaurs: host LeVar Burton sets off in his jeep to explore the mystery surrounding the life and death of the dinosaur. Mummies made in Egypt: describes the techniques and the reasons for the use of mummification in ancient Egypt
Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger( visu )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 285 libraries worldwide
Reveals some of the ways a story can be told with music, including music videos and dance. Features the book Abiyoyo, which is based on a South African lullaby with text by Pete Seeger. Reviews other books with related themes
Louis the fish by Arthur Yorinks( visu )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book Louis the fish about a butcher who wishes to be a fish and turns into a salmon. Kids on the show discuss what they would like to be. A variety of sea animals are shown while the song "Sea living" plays. Viewers meet trainer Dennis Markham of Aqua Circus of Cape Cod who introduces them to his dolphins Dixie and Dolly
The Patchwork quilt by Valerie Flournoy( visu )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book The patchwork quilt, by Valerie Flournoy. Shot on location at Boston Childrens Museum and hosted by LeVar Burton
Follow the drinking gourd ( visu )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad by following directions in a song "The drinking gourd." Other segments include: LeVar talks about slavery: LeVar introduces students to the history, heroes, stories, and music of the African American culture which emerged from slavery ; Songs about slavery: the a capella group, Sweet Honey in the Rock, perform and share their historical knowledge of slavery
Alistair's time machine ( visu )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Presents a reading of the book Alistair's time machine by Marilyn Sadler. Reviewed books are Find Waldo now by Martin Handford ; The many lives of Benjamin Franklin by Aliki ; What does it do? Inventions then and now by Daniel Jacobs
Lemonade for sale ( visu )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
The Elm Street Kids' Club decides to sell lemonade to earn money to fix up their clubhouse. They monitor their success by tracking daily sales. In this math-based episode, LeVar takes viewers to the American Stock Exchange, for a closer look at the economics and challenges of running a business. We also explore two very different kinds of companies: a for-profit business and a non-profit organization
 
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controlled identity Great Plains National Instructional Library

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Great Plains Regional Instructional Television Library
University of Nebraska--Lincoln. Great Plains National Instructional Television Library
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